Rebecca Harker Duttry
Rebecca Duttry's practice involves patent litigation and patent prosecution. Currently, she devotes most of her practice to litigating before U.S. district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Ms. Duttry's litigation experience spans the pre-trial, discovery, trial, and post-trial phases of litigation. She has drafted motions and legal briefs, prepared fact and expert witnesses for deposition and trial, and drafted pre-trial and post-trial briefs.
In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Duttry maintains a patent prosecution practice, preparing and prosecuting U.S. patent applications on behalf of firm clients. She also devotes time to pro bono matters in which she has successfully represented parties in child custody disputes through the firm's work with the DC Bar.
During law school, Ms. Duttry worked at Finnegan as a summer associate and served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Chief Judge Paul J. Luckern at the ITC, where she gained extensive experience in Section 337 investigations. While earning her undergraduate degree, Ms. Duttry researched the microwave irradiation of aryl bromides and potassium phenyltrifluoroborate to produce biaryls.
- Served as a member of the Moot Court Board at George Mason University School of Law, 2008-2010.
- Participant in AIPLA Giles Rich Moot Court Regional Competition, 2009, 2010.
- Recipient of the Law School Service Award at George Mason University School of Law, 2010.
- Named a Barry M. Goldwater National Merit Scholar, 2006-2007.
- Virginia Bar Association (Intellectual Property and Litigation Sections)
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- American Chemical Society
- American Bar Association
- "Restoring the ITC's Historic Authority to Exclude From Importation Products of Nonparties That Contain Infringing Components," 337 Reporter, Summer 2009.
- Coauthor. "Microwave-Accelerated Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling Reactions Using Potassium Aryltrifluoroborates," Synthesis, 2007.